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Info Literacy Class Guide
Michael Stephens shares his lesson on Information Literacy
Information Skills and Services - Links
Links to university sites which have information and tutorials about information
RDN Virtual Training
Suite - a set of free online tutorials designed to help students,
lecturers and researchers improve their Internet information literacy and IT
skills. Work in your own time at your own pace - no one is monitoring you! There
are quizzes and interactive exercises to lighten the learning experience. Read
more information about the
tutorials. Simply pick the tutorial that interests you...
Information Skills Virtual Modules
Tutorials to help you develop your information skills.
S.O.S. for Information Literacy - " a dynamic web-based multimedia resource
for educators, that promises to make a significant contribution to enhancing the
teaching of information literacy skills to children. At no time in history has
the ability to locate, organize, evaluate, manage and use information been more
critical for today's learners. These skills, collectively referred to as
information literacy, lay the groundwork for success in every phase of a
student's life both in and out of school."
Ideas for helping you take notes in class.
INFORMATION LITERACY: FOOD FOR
by Marylaine Block
Students sometimes seem to have a kind of magical view of the net, without a
great deal of understanding of the information landscape on it and beyond it.
The invisible net (and the visible library) remain largely invisible to them,
because they appear to believe everything they need to know is available for
free with a simple Google search -- and, if they don't find it there, that it
doesn't exist at all.
My guess, though, is that, if absolutely forced to think about it, they'd
readily admit this is not the case. So I'm offering here a few leading questions
to ask at the start of information literacy sessions that might force students
to examine their assumptions.
Read the whole article
How To Study
Free links to valuable sites on the Internet related to the subject of studying.
Teaching bibliography writing
I have used this to teach reluctant Year 7s. I made a poster using clip
art with a large nappy on it - and tell them that to do a bibliography
they have to "fill" their nappy - usually gets a giggle or 2. The
letters remind them what a bibliography should contain:
N - Name of book
A - Author's name
P - Publisher
P - Place of publication
Y - Year of Publication
Then you just have to get them in the right order!
ICT Literacy Maps
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a US consortium of education
organisations, has developed a series of ICT Literacy Maps that illustrate the
intersection between Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy and
core academic subjects. ICT Literacy Maps can assist policy-makers and educators
in understanding how to integrate ICT Literacy into core subjects.
Information about how to take notes effectively.
Information Literacy page on my website at
You will find some links to curriculum programmes .. click on
"Teaching Information Literacy"